‘Freedom Day’ in Ruddington

Since the Government confirmed yesterday that Monday 19th July will by the day that all COVID-19 legal restrictions in England will be lifted, businesses and residents in Ruddington have been weighing up what ‘risks’ they will be prepared to take. Whilst Sajid Javid confirmed England will move to ‘Step 4’ – the final stage of ‘unlocking’ its Coronavirus restrictions on this date – he also described July 19th as “the start of a new phase of continued caution” – saying the use of face coverings will still be “expected and recommended…

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Four More Weeks of ‘Step 3’

Today’s announcement by the Prime Minister about England’s ‘road out of lockdown’ brought a mixture of good and bad news for Ruddington’s hospitality businesses. Boris Johnson confirmed, as anticipated, that ‘Step 4’ – which he dubbed “Freedom Day” – will be delayed by a month due to concerns about the continuing spread of the more infectious and vaccine-resistant ‘Delta’ Coronavirus variant in the UK. He said this pause should allow the vaccination of around five million more people before remaining restrictions are lifted. Here in Ruddington, the latest Government data indicates COVID-19 is…

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Ruddington’s Help in Marking 300 Years

This Saturday in Nottingham an interesting tercentenary is being celebrated – and Ruddington is playing a pivotal role. It was back on the 24th of June 1717 that four Freemasons’ lodges in London got together to create the original Grand Lodge. Now, three hundred years on, Nottinghamshire Masons are putting on a ‘Community Fun Day’ in the Old Market Square to mark the milestone. It’s taking place on Saturday the 17th June, between 10am and 5pm and it’s a celebration partly aimed at “demystifying” Freemasonry by letting the public in general know of the many local causes and charities which benefit from their continuous…

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Ruddington’s Role in 300th Celebrations

Ruddington is playing its part in celebrating an interesting tercentenary in Nottinghamshire this year. It was back on the 24th of June 1717 that four Freemasons’ lodges in London got together to create the original Grand Lodge. Now, three hundred years on, Nottinghamshire Masons are putting on a ‘Community Fun Day’ in Nottingham’s Old Market Square to mark the milestone. It’s taking place on Saturday the 17th June, between 10am and 5pm, and it’s a celebration partly aimed at “demystifying” Freemasonry – and letting the general public know of the many local causes and charities which benefit from their continuous but often…

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Julia’s New Kitchen

After four years on Church Street, a popular Ruddington cake making business has just moved premises – and can now be found on High Street in the former Gracie’s/Village Café. ‘Julia’s Kitchen Cake Boutique’ was the brainchild of entrepreneur Julia Towers who’s done catering since leaving school. But it was the cupcakes and birthday cakes she started making for appreciative friends at home in Clifton that led her to turn it into an online business on Facebook around five years ago. “Then, a year later, with over 4000 friends, orders from all…

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